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Jul 7, 2011 8:30am EDT
and her latest is called "a world on fire, britain's crucial wall it need civil war." good to have you on this program. let me start by asking you what there is to value or appreciate about the british role? why should we care about the british rule, what they thought about the civil war? >> it is very hard to even believe that, once upon a time, britain was the most powerful country on the planet. in the 1860's, it mattered. which side britain chose would determine the course of the war. at the beginning, britain went neutral credit that allowed the role of the south to do get out. they spend the rest of the war .rying to change britain's mind more than that, the southern coast was located by federal ships. the only way it would get its arms and medicines and volunteers from of is if they wanted over. they equated those block gators and give themselves a lifeline for almost two years -- they either aided -- they eveaded those blockaders and gave themselves a wi-fi from most years. was hours away neutral on a war that was over the instrument of black people. when they did get involved,
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Jul 27, 2011 6:30pm EDT
, "bbc world news america." >> this is bbc world news america. i m.j. and o'brien. britain recognizes the main opposition group as the governing authority, but will it break the stalemate? still on alert in norway, the suffering from last week's attacks continue to grip the country as the government promises an investigation. and counting down to the olympics, with just one year to go. london is busy getting ready. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. after months of nato bombing and continuing combat on the ground, the international effort to remove moammar gaddafi from power got another boost today. britain declared but another governing authority and expel the remaining diplomats from london. this follows the move by the u.s. and paves the way to unfreezing millions in dollars. but will it make a difference on the ground? john simpson reports. >> 6:00 in the morning in the mountains. spies have warned of a buildup of pro gaddafi forces nearby, but these are not trained soldiers. they are just a bunch of volunteers. hours pass, and the gaddafi troops d
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Jul 27, 2011 7:00am EDT
authorities. britain announces its next epps to push the gaddafi regime out. >> we are inviting the national transitional council to appoint a new libyan envoy in london. >> welcome to gmt. i am naga munchetty. intelligence chief says the man behind friday's attacks acted completely on his own. >> one year until the opening ceremony of the london 2012 olympic games, i am live at the aquatic center. speaking to athletes about their expectations ahead of the tournament. >> hello. it is midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, and the foreign office has just unveiled the latest deaths in the campaign to push the libyan leader, -- the latest steps in the campaign to push the libyan leader, muammar gaddafi, out of power. we'll get reaction from tripoli in a moment. first, here is the announcement made by the british foreign secretary. >> we informed him that he and other regime diplomats from the gaddafi regime must now leave the united kingdom. we no longer recognize them as the representatives of the libyan government and we are inviting the national transitional council to appoint a new envo
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Jul 7, 2011 6:30pm EDT
, news international closes britain's best-selling paper after a run of 168 years. >> clearly, practices of certain individuals did not live up to the standards and quality of journalism that we believe in and that i believe in. >> medical breakthroughs. for the first time, scientists have been able to make an organ out of synthetic materials. and will we have lived off? the end of an era is almost here for the -- lift off? the end of an era is almost here for the space program, but it all depends on mother nature. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. is the hacking scandal which has stunned britain, and it today came the biggest bombshell of all. britain's best-selling newspaper, the news of the world, has been shut down. it has been in print since the 1800's. the closure comes after a public outcry, but it has not lifted the spotlight from the murdoch empire which controls 40% of newspaper circulation in the u.k. and has worldwide reach. >> rupert murdoch, 1969, shortly after he bought a newspaper, "the news of the world," that was to become his very profitabl
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Jul 22, 2011 6:00pm EDT
, notorious, "news of the world." known in britain as "news of the screws." it is the first time in a scandal that i have seen this inanimate object, this paper, punished. the people have not yet been punished, but the paper has, and the journalists are also the factor being punished. you can see immediately that this is not "the new york times ." it is flashy, full of enormously creative topography, and full of short-clad females. this is not the kind of thing that you see in "the washington post." when i was in newspapers, we used to do these mock issues. what if they had gone out and hit the loading dock? >> today, with the internet, that can happen. >> what were people looking for when they picked up this newspaper? >> much more of what we do in delivered a culture, it is a sort of envy, living vicariously. if i was only living in that said, went to those parties, dressed like that. "news of the world" started covering court cases. they did it in a very traditional, matter of fact way. the headlines were quite famous in their own right. you would pick this up knowing that you were getting
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Jul 5, 2011 7:00am EDT
, "bbc world news." >> the security transition in afghanistan -- after america, britain confirmed plans to step back from combat duties. visiting afghanistan, of princeton -- british prime minister cameron says he was confident the country will be able to look after its own security by 2014. >> as we see a stronger and more confident afghan national army, stronger police -- many of whom we trained ourselves -- and also local police, i do think it is right to start planning the withdrawal of some of our troops. welcome to "gmt." also on this program -- newspaper executives are expected to meet british police today over allocation the phones of a murdered teenage girl was attacked -- allegations. back and in fighting spirit. the venezuelan president makes a surprise return from cuba following treatment for cancer. it is midday here in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, d.c., and mid afternoon in afghanistan where nato has confirmed the death of another four of its soldiers. they were killed in the east of the country where foreign troops, mostly american, are battling a fierce taliban insur
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Jul 5, 2011 6:30pm EDT
against the dutch state. >> for years, the news of the world, britain's top selling sunday tabloid and part of rupert murdoch of global media empire at news corp. has been dogged by claims of phone hacking. now the story has taken another twist. today, prime minister, david cameron, spoke of his shock over allegations that a mobile phone belonging to a young british girl murdered nine years ago was hacked into by a private detective working for the newspaper. >> for months, this scandal has been growing and growing as more and more celebrities and politicians aren't formed their phones had been hacked. but now, and much more serious allegation has shocked the country. a 13-year-old went missing in 2002. her body was found six months later. the latest claim is that the news of the world packed into her phone while she was missing and some messages may have been deleted in the process. david cameron, who is on a trip to afghanistan, made his feelings clear. >> if they are true, this is a truly dreadful act and a truly dreadful situation. what i read in the papers is quite, quite shoc
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Jul 23, 2011 7:00pm EDT
in britain, news corp. has made big business mistakes in america. it owns dow jones -- it bought at dow jones in 2007 and two years later it was worth $2.8 billion, less than their purchase price. myspace was bought for $580 million in 2005, sold for $35 million this year. but one of their largest shareholder still has huge confidence in the company. >> you have seen a business that has evolved, moving from newspapers and to other media, and moving more fee- based business model as opposed to advertising based. i think there is an awful lot of good steps that have been made, and i am very impressed overall with the company's success. >> rupert murdoch is back in america, more comfortable perhaps in a country where big investors still back him as the chief executive. >> here is a man, even though he is 80 years old, warren buffett is 80 years old and he is doing well, sumner redstone, and these are men with long track records of great success. to not want some of that wisdom in there, i think, would be a mistake. as will rogers said, good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes
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Jul 26, 2011 7:00am EDT
about that. >> any other information on what his relationship with britain is? >> i do not know. it is too early in the case. i do not alloknow. >> is it true he went to liberia? can you confirm that? >> i do not know. >> how about the ways he communicated with the cells. >> i cannot comment because i don't know. it is difficult for me to answer. >> there was a fear he might send signals to those cells. that was a fear. >> did he want to read the manifesto at the initial hearing? >> yes, he wanted to read it and he read some of it for the judge. >> how much? >> maybe five minutes or something like that. >> [inaudible] at what point exactly? >> after the bombing, after the action in the island, and he also thought he would be killed at the trial. he believes someone would kill him. >> the other cells [inaudible] >> that is correct. >> [inaudible] has he said anything about that? >> he knows he is not permitted to say anything. >> [inaudible] >> it is complicated for me to answer. >> he actually surrendered to police -- can you explain why he did that? >> he was surrounded by the
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Jul 26, 2011 6:30pm EDT
no evidence of that in norway or in britain. >> but for now, the focus in norway is on the dead and those missing. the police will release more names as the terrible process of identifying all have been lost goes on. james robbins, bbc news, oslo. >> and as norway continues to mourn, the country's justice minister has praised the security services for their response to friday's attack, but four days on, there are questions about whether the police were quick enough to get to the rampage. local residents were the first to organize the rescue. gavin hewitt has been talking to some of those involved. >> across from the island, where so many died, there are still people waiting, with young people still missing. what is emerging here is the story of those rescued and questions about the police response. the heart of this rescue is a camp site. the two launched their boat to help people swimming from the island, where a man dressed as a policeman was hunting their friends down. >> the first thing was, they do not trust us. "i cannot trust you." we have to make some comfort to them to say, "yes,
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Jul 12, 2011 6:30pm EDT
for joining us. now to the hacking scandal which continues in britain. but those even further. after gordon brown claimed in an interview that the "sunday times" also part of the murdoch empire hire criminals to obtain the information. there is some flash photography. >> here is gordon that downing street with rupert's starter next to him and the top editor on the right. for years, team brown stayed close to t murdoch. no more. peace miles fell away. gordon brown accused them and their newspaper of using criminals to investigate his private life. >> some were getting information from my lawyers. like a tax attorney said that medical records have been broken into. i do not tell how all of this happened. in two instances, there is absolute proof that news international, was involved in hiring people to get this information. ith people that the work wa our criminals. >> this is the editor of "the sunday times." in a statement tonight, they believe ethanol law was broken, no criminal was used edie story he attacked the way it reported that his youngest son was suffering from cystic fibrosis. th
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Jul 18, 2011 7:00am EDT
? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> base scandal claims its latest. -- the scandal claims its latest in britain. who will be next as more come under scrutiny? >> welcome to "gmt." the united states top commander in afghanistan hands over control and is now going to be in charge of the cia. germany wins the women's world cup. it is 7:00 a.m. in washington. midday here in london. this is where the scandal surrounding the news of the world continues. the british prime minister insists that his decision to hire a former executive from the newspaper is quite different. citizens step down after being criticized for employing the newspaper's former deputy editor. richard has the latest developments. >> the country's most senior police officer is the latest and most high-profile casualty of the scandal. he became personally involved after this man was arrested a few days ago. a former editor @ "the news of the world close " -- news of the world close " who went on to work for the police. >> i played no role in the management of that contract. we must have suspected the alleged involvement and let me sa
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Jul 14, 2011 11:00pm EDT
business in britain would be... would have been utterly beleaguered. it was he back in '86 that allowed newspaper innovation to come in. he took the "times" tabloid, everybody said he was crazy. this is a guy, for better or worse, who loves newspapers. and the "times" of london has been building up its foreign bureaus at a time. i mean, the "washington post" here is down to a handful. "chicago tribune" has known. he's been building up the foreign bureaus. he's had the courage to put up a pay wall and say "you've got to pay for what journalists do online." i wanted to point out that... ande's had tremendous courage in the very bold investments he's made. i spent a long time with h 20 years ago when he was just embarking on sky b and fox here in the u.s. i don't like fox,ut to break theriopoly of the networks was an extraordinarily business achievement. now, fox's contribution to the situatioin the u.s. today is very damaging, i thin but as a bhed media executive, he has been the visionary, along with turner, i would say, of the last 20 to 30 ye: r.oser ros c ctainly in a global way. >> y
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Jul 20, 2011 11:00pm EDT
>> welcome to our program. we begin with the prime minister of great britain, david cameron, answering questions in the house of commons. we have an assessment from lionel barber, the editor of the "financial times," and london bureau chief, catherine mayer. >> it came up in yesterday's hearing, and it's willful blindness. that is to say those people who should have known but didn't ask the right questions, for whatever motive. that is the question that mrs. brooks has to answer. >> we continue this evening with the incredible story of one of the richest women in china, zhang xin. >> from the outside, i hear friends talk about the rise of china, the politicians knowing what they do. in fact, someone mo who ves, works in china, a different picture. chinese are complaining about the government. the government seems to be rolling out of the policies, and managing the everyday problems. and in terms of theconfence ofecoming a superpower, i see -- i just don't see that. >> we conclude this evening with investigative reporter and author ahony somers. he's written a book called "th
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Jul 6, 2011 6:30pm EDT
is very powerful as well and back there and britain, politicians are simply too scared to confront the murdoch empire? >> a british company could not go and buy anything more than 20%, he has 30% of british sky. it is been argued that he has far too much power and they assume that his papers decide whether they will become the prime minister or the next government. that is totally unacceptable. >> it was your former boss who was one of the first to cozy up to rupert murdoch. >> if you ask him, and you can ask gordon brown. they used to be played up funny enough by rebecca brooks. they have far too much influence and they have produced this kind of scandal and it must top. >> are you confident that this will stop now that the public is so outraged by who else has been hacked? >> the public is rightfully outraged by this. there is a failure by the commission. the police have been cozying up. you can be assured that parliament would like a piece of this and across the party lines. we have to do something about the media moguls like mr. murdoch who are saying that everything will be ad
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Jul 7, 2011 7:00am EDT
to understand that many of the tabloid practices seen in britain in the print press have begun to appear in the united states in our broadcast and cable media. we are hardly perfect on this side of the pond. >> what do you think is drawing that? also the 24/7 news cycle, the desire to have something new and something more. that pushes a lot of journalism outlets into minutia. they go after more detail and more information. you saw that in the united states in the case of a congressman anthony wiener. once that got going, there was such a drive to get every single photo, every single phone message possible. i think you see that in general. once media outlets have access to the most private information, they often keep looking for something more to put up on the screen. in britain, perhaps, in print. >> good to have your insight into the media industry. thank you for joining me from wisconsin. let's look at some of the other stories making headlines. a collision between a train and a bus in northern india has killed at least 38 people near the town of patiyali. the bus was carrying about 7
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Jul 8, 2011 7:00am EDT
. is this a watershed moment for britain's political culture? >> you can downplay it and denied that the problem is a deep, or accept the seriousness of the situation and deal with it. i want to deal with it. these inquiries, i believe, give chance for a fresh start and i want to take it. >> welcome to gmt. so in the program -- south sudan on the brink of nationhood. good will, but will it last? an appeal for emergency funds for the horn of africa. hundreds of thousands abandon their homes. it is midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, and 9:00 p.m. in sydney. prime minister david cameron has announced two investigations into what he calls the disgusting phone hacking scandal, which has sent shockwaves through the country's political culture. pledged to get to the truth of what happened to, but also to clean up the culture. within minutes, police confirmed the rest of the former editor of the "news of the world" who was hired by mr. cameron to be his communications chief. >> one former "news of the world" employee and calls for her resignation. today, it's another. he went on to be director o
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Jul 8, 2011 6:30pm EDT
pulled on britain's most scandalous newspaper, hacking continues. >> america will continue the dream with the space shuttle liftoff. >> the u.s. space program reaches the end of an era with hundreds of thousands watching on. ♪ >> welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. just an hour ago, the world welcomed a new nation when the republic of south sudan officially regained -- officially gained its independence. it comes after a brutal civil war and a peace deal with the south and north. celebrations are already under way, but there are huge challenges, including continued violence along the border. >> the final march 2 independence. i will never leave my land until i die, the song heard throughout the decades of war with north sudan. and now they have their land and south sudan is born. ♪ [singing] ♪ >> with a little help the reverse of the brand new national anthem. -- they rehearse the brand new national anthem. because of the war, south sudan will start out as one of the poorest nations on the planet. >> when we were ruled by the north we had no opportuni
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Jul 13, 2011 6:30pm EDT
industry. bbc news. >> while the pressure continues to build in britain, as you have seen here in the united states, there are growing calls for investigations into the activities of news corporation. joining me is our washington correspondent. thank you for coming in. who is calling for this investigation, and what would be the focus? >> their two separate areas. it comes from congress, where interest has picked up suddenly. the first and most sensitive area is on the issue of whether or not there was an attempt by a news of the world reporter to hack into or obtain the information that might lead to the ability to hack into the voice mails of 9/11 victims. and various senators and one member of the house, who runs the moment security committee, have called for investigations. he has written to the fbi, calling for an investigation. the second issue which is separate is whether or not the payments through allegedly made in britain by members of the "news of the world," employees of new corp., whether those payments actually breach the foreign corrupt practices act. america tak
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Jul 17, 2011 8:00am EDT
in britain. >> fox is a very conservative media outlet, it takes a conservative bent and sides with republicans routinely, against the democrats. i think there has been a lot of liberal anger at mr. murdoch over the years. i also think there have been liberal politicians, democrats, who have been more loath to criticize mr. murdoch in the past, or fox, for fear of having some of the kind of repercussions that british politicians were also afraid of. they do not become targets of fox news. >> in congress, concerns are growing, especially after the suggestion, still unsubstantiated, that news of the world journalists may have been hacking the phones of 9/11 victims. calls have been made to the department of justice and the securities and exchange commission to investigate the allegations. u.s. companies are banned from paying bribes to foreign officials. >> last week when the story broke, this became an interesting story to americans. we found it titillating, fascinating, but it was not necessarily penetrating the consciousness of the greater american public. this week, on the ot
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Jul 20, 2011 6:30pm EDT
mixed. britain has given 23 million accounts. the united states early have five. germany and france are among those accused of ignoring alarm bells. >> they have been dangerously inadequate. britain is setting a good lead, and we expect others to contribute. there are signs others are beginning to put things away, because we need that to happen rapidly. >> money is not the only problem. the famine has taken control in areas controlled or influenced militant islamists. now they say a ban has been lifted, but politics are complicated and aid is not getting to the right people fast enough. so the familiar images of hunger and the predictable scramble for money and resources. >> for more on efforts to assist those suffering from drought, i am joined by the deputy assistant secretary for refugees and migration. you have just returned from the refugee camps of eastern africa. tell us what you saw. >> i have been too many refugee camps across the world. i can tell you is among the worst i have ever seen. the rate coming into the camps is very high. it is 1300 a day into kenya, but worse th
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Jul 2, 2011 7:00pm EDT
in peril britain was at the end of the 20 century. to discuss this, my colleague spoke to an economist, the author who left after taking part in protests in 1989, and a writer on risk in geopolitics. first, we take stock of how the land lies. >> the paramount fear -- the crowd is diverse the of all code come to take part in a production of a change their lives. they call it naturalization here. to you and me, that means becoming a u.s. citizen. cheesy, yes, to see one of the ceremonies is to grasp the essence of america. >> this is one of those only in america plummets. this is part of a living -- legal process. this is all wrapped into kind of a movie experience. it says, "i am honored to congratulate you on becoming a citizen of the united states. because of your determination, this great nation, is now your nation, sign, sincerely, barack obama." >> america is vexed by doubts, but that has not put them off. fresh blood is coming faster than ever before. >> the racism and everything you encounter, i don't feel that here. >> they give me so much freedom. freedom to do anything i want.
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Jul 17, 2011 9:00am EDT
the british. did both turkey and greece have their eyes on cyprus as a prize? >> greece, turkey and britain became what is the tree obligation of the republic of cyprus. this is a treaty of guarantee. the republic was in alliance with greece and turkey through a formal treaty of alliance that permitted both to have armed forces from the island. the british already secured a their interests by obtaining the sovereign base areas at the time of independence. other countries had a historical connection will with cyprus. because 82% was greek, that -- turkey embarked on the shape of the ottoman empire and was here for 300 years. of course, they had a 18% of the population identifying themselves as turkish cypriots. >> hall or the turkish cypriots and greek cypriots getting along? >> the greek cypriots and turkish cypriots got on very well. >> what happens in 1974? >> the major event was the turkish invasion of cyprus in july and august. there were two invasions'. one in july and one in august. this had an enormous effect the turkish army invaded from the northern coast, expelled all of the greek
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Jul 25, 2011 6:30pm EDT
as early as 2009. britain has joined france in suggesting that colonel qaddafi should remain in libya so long as he steps down from power. william hague said that although britain's preference was for colonel qaddafi to go into exile, it was up to the libyan people to decide. now, to the u.s. debt talks which are locked in a bitter standoff. with just a little more than a week to go until the august 2 deadline when the u.s. must lift the debt ceiling or risk default, both sides are digging in for a fight. today, rival proposals were rolled out and tonight, the president will address the nation in a televised address. but among those who think the tea party republicans should hold their ground is freshman representative joe walsh and he joins me now from capitol hill. thank you very much for joining us. are you really prepared to risk the country going into default over this? >> no. no one wants to risk default. nobody up here in this town wants to do that, jane. we just want to make sure we get this right, that we get the solution right. we met with a couple of the credit agencies last w
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Jul 11, 2011 7:00am EDT
investors are looking at at the moment. the cultural cemetery of britain says he will not make a rush decision. we know he has written to regular -- written to regulators seeking advice. there's speculation that the takeover will be referred back to the competition commission, which could involve a lengthy investigation into whether mr. rupert murdoch, news corp., his management team would be proper to own bskyb. clegg made those comments a few moments ago. let's listen to what he said about this deal. >> the bskyb bid -- rupert murdoch is now in town in london. i would simply say to him -- look how people feel about this. look how the country has reacted with revulsion to the revelations'. do the decent and sensible thing and reconsider. think again about your bid for bskyb. >> you mentioned the share price of bskyb has been affected. not only bskyb. >> investors have seen a possible delayed the bid and a possible failed bid. the pressure on rupert murdoch. they are dumping some of their bskyb shares. it fell another 6% today. that's on the back of an 8% fall on friday. not too long
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Jul 11, 2011 6:30pm EDT
, "bbc world news america." >> this is "bbc world news america." the scandal is spreading. from britain's royal family to its former prime minister, the allegations of hacking by rupert murdoch's media empire could have a global impact. east africa's drought is labeled the world's worst, but with so many in need, why is one refugee camp in kenya completely empty? and it is a question of identity. for native americans, the system has long helped define their tribes, but times have changed. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. another day and yet more extraordinary revelations in the hacking scandal surrounding rupert murdoch's media empire. first came a story that the news of the world reporters tried to buy top-secret information about the royal family from one of its protection officers. in a separate case, another murdoch paper is alleged to have targeted personal liberation of the former prime minister when he was chancellor. >> the head of state, the royal family, her and their security is the duty of the police in the royal protection branch. the inte
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Jul 12, 2011 7:00am EDT
, but he started out in britain, as did harry n. john. the sounds of modern hollywood, not as american as you might think. >> amazing how important music is in film. that is it for now. plenty more to come on bbc. >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. and union bank. >> union bank has put itsie global financial strength to work for a wide range of companies, companies, what
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Jul 14, 2011 7:00am EDT
should be prosecuted and put in jail. rupert murdoch, who has done some good things in britain for newspapers and broadcasts -- >> like what? >> he has kept "the times" afloat. >> did he do it? it gave him a great deal of power and influence. people did not like that kind of undemocratic power being demonstrated. >> yes, he has had an extreme power. he has not only use that power to support the conservative party and i do not think he has a strong political agenda. if it does, it plays second to his business interests. >> it is sometimes said he influenced tony blair to not join the euro. >> we owe him thanks then. >> he did not have a political path. >> he switched between parties. he put his support behind tony blair and 1997 and then switched back to the tories in 2009. had he had a consistent agenda, i think it would be more dubious. >> he is the man at the top of news corp.. we know the phone hacking has taken place. these unethical practices in journalism -- how far is that culture endemic in news corp.? >> we do not know. it now looks as though the contagion is spreading
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Jul 14, 2011 6:30pm EDT
and fitter and not to be missed -- bitter and not to be missed. >> pressure continues to mount in britain. in the u.s., the fbi is closing allegations that news corp. tried to hack into the phone records of victims of the 9/11 attack. more on that border of the story -- part of the story. news corp. is headquartered in new york. the fbi seems to be bowing to pressure from politicians. >> that is right. what happened last night, a republican congressman from long island called on the fbi to open an investigation and two reports there was an attempt to obtain the phone records and numbers of the 9/11 victims, especially british victims and this attempt was made by "news of the world" reporters. this is the allegation. made in a rival newspaper. this is what it politicians want to have investigated. 9/11 is a totemic issue as we approach the 10th anniversary. people cannot believe this could be -- possibly have happened. i understand the investigation is in its preliminary stages. it does not mean a thing has done wrong but murdoch was a company is facing investigations on both sides of the
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Jul 18, 2011 6:30pm EDT
on pbs and around the globe. each day brings a new twist in the scandal that has engulfed britain. today was no exception. first the news of the second high-profile resignations and scotland yard in 24 hours when john yates announced he was stepping down. then a former "news of the world" reporter that alleged widespread hacking was found dead. the circumstances are not believed to be suspicious. nick robinson reports. >> he resigned just a day after his boss, commissioner paul stephenson. both are paying the price for failing to get to grips with the hacking scandal, so says the mayor of london. >> i have just come off of the phone with yates and tendered his resignation. >> insisted both men jumped and were not pushed. he made it clear he did everything to encourage them. >> there are issues and questions. it will make it difficult for them to continue to do their job in the way they wanted. >> john yates began the day determined not to resign. he told colleagues he would not submit to trial by media. he explained why he was going. >> we are truly accountable. those of us to take on th
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Jul 19, 2011 6:30pm EDT
a splash. she switched last year from representing kenya to start swimming for great britain. her goal is to represent the team at the olympics. she often trains two times a day, once before school and once after. >> getting up at 5:00 in the morning is not get any easier. >> she started swimming at the age of four while she was living in born in the u.k. and in 2007 decided to return here. she boarded at plymouth college where she befriended a diving gold medalist. she has now moved in with her got parents to set up for the olympics. while most teenagers find it difficult to drag themselves out of bed, she has been here since the crack of dawn. she's incredibly committed to his swimming but she is also very focused on her school work. after a cup of coffee with her friend, it is off to school where she is studying for a levels. double economics is followed by double politics in which she is contemplating a career beyond the swimming pool. she has her work perfect and france to catch up with before squeezing in a driving lesson, all before the end of school. what sometimes i get really
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Jul 31, 2011 8:30am EDT
orthodox community. several of his extended family members live in france and britain. he's a chemistry major who wants to study medicine, and he's planning to do so abroad. >> i would like to stay here, but i see that the peace -- the peace process that they are moving in will not achieve itself within the coming few years or within the coming 200 years. so why to suffer and struggle? living under the occupation is not a normal life. it's a stressed life and we have to get out of this. >> reporter: bethlehem university was founded in 1973, and today about 30% of the students are christians, 70% muslim. university administrators are aware of the challenge they face. >> the difficulty with education is once you've educated someone they become mobile, and so they have opportunities elsewhere. our goal is to try and encourage people to stay in the holy land. that's why we're here to start with. >> reporter: leaders of the holy land's historic churches have been trying to encourage their flock to stay. for example, while the anglican church provides social services for all people, it's also
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Jul 29, 2011 11:00pm EDT
on britain to make. >> yes. >> to live with. >> yes. >> is full fuing science. >> yeah,. >> what is it about david cameron that made him a believer. okay, so he had a science minister david willits who was very pro this. but also a number of us including myself, actually, had a lot of discussion at different levels of government including with david cameron and persuaded him that science and knowledge is the basisof innovation and innovation is the basis of economic growth. >> and that, if you switch off the knowledge machine you ll swih of ultimate growth. and they bought into that as they should have done. >> that's part of what the president emphasized in his state of the union speech. >> he did. i think -- >> what's the difrence in cameron and obama? >> wel, i think i think we-- i think the problem here is you have toave a long-term view. so the oma smulation money though very welcome was for a two year period. and it's not like building roads and keeping people in the employment. science is actually best seens a long-term invement. and rlly. >> but the key is investment rather than expe
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